Second-year Communication Design student Edney Derrick was last night awarded the Sulley Muntari ‘Footballer of the Year Award 2012’ at the Sport Awards and Dinner at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.
The Awards and Dinner night is held annually to honour distinguished sports personalities on campus and to motivate others to learn from their shining examples in future. This year’s event was attended by the Pro Vice –Chancellor of KNUST Professor Peter Donkor, Sports Director of KNUST and officials of the Sports Directorate.
The winner of the Sulley Muntari Award, Edney Derrick, was rewarded with a commemorative plaque and a jersey at the event and will be presented with football boots at a later date.
In a speech read on behalf of Sulley Muntari, he congratulated the winner for his hard work and achievement:
“’I will like all of you to know how proud I am to be associated with this award. Education is an important cornerstone of every society, and sports is also equally crucial in developing a healthy nation therefore it is great to see the University rewarding students for their achievements in both education and sports .
As a dedicated sportsman, I know how difficult it is to be competing for such honours; therefore I would like to congratulate the winner for his hard work and dedication. Unfortunately there can be only one winner but all the same, each one of you who took part this year can be proud of combining sports and education at the highest level. It is a great achievement so well done.”